TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gerdau, one of many main producers of lengthy metal within the Americas and of particular metal on the earth and with over 120 years of expertise, is bringing its Gross sales Acceleration Program to North America. This price and equity-free, two-phase program helps startups in rising income, exploring new international locations, and doubtlessly getting extra funding. Gerdau is searching for B2B startups which might be absolutely funded with a market-ready product, service, or resolution, with an energetic gross sales staff and present buyer base.
Matters of particular curiosity embody:
CO2 & Carbon Seize => Applied sciences that seize carbon or upcycle merchandise for the automotive or building industries.
Worth Chain Integration => Applied sciences with superior usability and a easy integration layer permitting the power to course of and analyze knowledge from completely different corporations and ERPs in the identical worth chain. All with an goal towards the optimization of response instances, stock, logistics, demand administration, or emissions.
Recycling & Upcycling => Options concentrating on metals (ferrous and non-ferrous), building waste and e-waste.
Sensible Constructing => Industrial proptech, add-on options for utility, constructing administration, and useful resource optimization.
Warehouse Expertise => Sustainable options, stock, choosing optimization (relevant additionally for heavy and hulking gadgets), and loading dock optimization (reference to supply window and truck turnaround time are a plus).
Functions open till July 30 and choice day is scheduled for September 9. Profitable candidates will acquire focused introductions to Gerdau’s suppliers and prospects and obtain intensive gross sales coaching from Alchemist Accelerator’s international community of over 30,000 entrepreneurs and mentors. The most effective-performing startups may additionally obtain funding from Paris Ventures (Gerdau’s company enterprise capital operated by Landing Ventures) and/or alternatives to create joint ventures.
“Gerdau is an extremely revolutionary firm in its personal proper,” mentioned Fernanda Ribero Bordin, Senior Supervisor for Innovation, Gerdau Subsequent. “But we all know we’ve to collaborate with sensible and sustainable startups to remain aggressive in our dynamic markets. We imagine working with startups makes us extra revolutionary and resilient, and a greater companion to our suppliers and prospects. We now have designed this accelerator to supply optimum assist for the most effective startups as they develop their companies and notice income in our thrilling ecosystem.”
Be taught extra or apply to Gerdau’s Gross sales Acceleration program at: https://www2.gerdau.com/acceleration
Gerdau is a 120 12 months previous, Brazilian multinational and one of many principal international lengthy and particular metal producers. Guided by its proposition to empower individuals who construct the longer term, the corporate is current in 10 international locations and has over 30,000 workers. Gerdau is the most important recycling firm in Latin America, reworking 11 million tonnes of scrap yearly, representing 73% of the metal it produces. Its North American operations provide the agriculture, power, industrial, automotive, and manufacturing markets. Gerdau North America mills make the most of environment friendly and clear manufacturing practices, together with electrical arc furnace (EAF) know-how, and 98% of the metal produced is constituted of scrap steel. This makes Gerdau metal one of many greenest decisions out there. Gerdau’s shares are listed on the São Paulo (B3), New York (NYSE), and Madrid (Latibex) inventory exchanges.